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Japan Kaizen Tour

Benchmark continuous improvement solutions in Japanese manufacturing and logistics

29.09-05.10.2016
Japan

Korzyści:


Dear Sirs,

When looking at Japan everybody wonders how such a small country, without any natural resources could have become so powerful? Their obsession about quality reflected in the whole society participating in constant development, culture, attitude towards work and improvements as well as the main goal – zero faults, has earned Japan the name of the economic miracle country. „Many of the Japanese managerial practices have succeeded just because they are effective. It has little to do with cultural factors. And this means that these practices can be, and already are successfully used in other countries”.  Massaki Immai

If you want to infect your organisation with the open minds way of thinking, innovative processes and the latest production management concepts, as well as with seeking higher levels of achievements and millimetre-sized improvements implemented on a daily basis, we would like to invite you to a week long journey to Japan, where you will visit factories operating in different sectors and participate in discussions run by experienced consultants.

TOUR BENEFITS

  • You will learn how the low-budget KAIZEN methods can bring huge advantages to your Company.
  • You will have an opportunity to get acquainted with Japanese management methods and decide which of them could be applied in your organization. 

LEAN CONCEPTS THAT WE WILL LOOK INTO MORE PROFOUNDLY

  • KAIZEN
  • TQC (Total Quality Control),
  • TPM (Total Productive, Maintenance),
  • Visual Management,
  • 5 S
  • as well as many other proven methods

Immerse in Kaizen philosophy and Lean Managementto put an order to your organisation and increase its profitability.

Book your place now!

Konrad Kaczmarczyk
General Manager
k.kaczmarczyk@langas.pl

Program:

PROGRAMME:
 
Day I. Friday,29.09.2017

Flight to Tokyo

Day II. Saturday, 30.09.2017

Arrival at Tokyo
Acclimatisation and welcome dinner


Day III Sunday, 01.10.2017

Whole day Tokyo city-tour during which we will visit, among other things, the Imperial Palace and Asakuza and Ginza districts.

Day IV Monday, 02.10.2017 r.

8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-11:00 Visit to Nissan Yokohama Factory
12:00-13:30 Visit to Nissan Oppama Plant
14:00-17:00 Transfer to Nagoia


Day V Tuesday, 03.10.2017 r.

6:30-9:00 Breakfast
11:00-13:00 Visit to Gifu auto body factory
13:00-17:30 Lectures with Japanese mangers
18:00 Dinner

Day VI Wednesday, 04.10.2017

6:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Lectures with Japanese mangers
12:00-14:00 Visit to Toyota factory
14:30-16:30 Visit to Denso factory
17:30
Dinner

Day VII Thursday, 05.10.2017

6:30-9:00 Breakfast
10:00-12:00 Visit to TOTO
13:00-15:00
Visit to Panasonic

Summary of the tour
Flight to Europe

THE PROGRAMME CAN BE EXTENDED 6.10-9.10 2017

Day VII Thursday, 05.10.2017

Visiting Kyoto, visit to a Buddhist temple Kinkakuji – the famous golden pavilion, visit to Fushimi Inari – The Temple of Thousand Gates of Torii, walk through Higashiyama and Gion where geishas live and work.
Visit to the best world whiskey distillery - Yamazaki.

Day IX Saturday, 07.10.207

Visiting Hiroshima, Miyajima, visit to Piece Park and Museum, transfer to Miyajima island, visiting Itsukushime and Daishoin islands.

Day X Sunday, 09.10.2017 r.

Return to Tokyo
Visit to Odaiba, known as the futurist city of Tokyo. There are, among other things, Toyota showroom and the Miraiku Innovation and Technology centre offering asimo and Otonardoid humanoid robots presentation.
Visit to the extravagant Harajuku and Shibuya districts, where trends are born that can be seen nowhere else in the world.

DAY XI, MONDAY,09.10.2017

Flight to Europe

Metody:

KNOWLEDGE - SCIENCE  - PRACTICE

Here are lean tools we will be able to learn and observe in practice during our visits to factories and conversations with Japanese managers. 

  • Kaizen
  • Kanban
  • Quality circle
  • TPS (Toyota Production System)
  • Visual Management
  • JIT (Just in Time)
  • JIS (Just in Sequence)
  • TQM (Total Quality Management)
  • TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
  • 5S

Factories that we will visit:

1. Benchmark Tour - Toyota

•    Bodywork construction process and Toyota cars assembly lines
•    Functioning of Employee Training Centre, Toyota Production System in practice
•    Lean concept in practice
•    Discussion

It’s one of the most modern production plants of the concern, employing over 5200 people. The plant produces over 370 000 units per year, including the following models: Prius, Prius a, Prius PHV, Camry, Premio, Allion, SciontC

2. Benchmark Tour - Nissan Oppama Plant

•    Bodywork construction process, assembly line, paint house, final check of end product
•    Analysis of the processes from lean management implementation perspective.

The plant officially started production in 1961 as a first passenger car production plant of the concern. In 1970, for the first time in the car production sector, the production line was equipped with welding robots. Now it is one of the most advanced and automated automotive plants in the world. The plant produces over 430 000 units per year. The models produced in the plant include: Nissan LEAF, Juke, Cube, Note, Tiida, Tiida Latio, BluebirdSylphy. Nissan LEAF is the first mass-produced electric vehicle. The plant implemented Nissan concern philosophy  “symbiosis of people, vehicles and nature."

3. Benchmark Tour - Yamazaki Distillery

The Yamazaki is a flag single malt from Suntory and the oldest distillery in Japan. Japan is associated mainly with sake, but it is worth to know that the Country of Cherry Blossoms is the world second biggest producer of whisky. Shinjiro Torii and Masataka Taketsuru are considered fathers of the Japanese whisky. Masataka Taketsuru studied chemistry at the University of Glasgow and practiced in different distilleries, noting down everything he’d learned there.  In 1899 Shinjiro Torii established his own alcohol company, and then in 1923 started the first Japanese distillery not far from Kioto and Osaka. It was the Yamazaki Distillery. Since 1963 the Company has been bearing the name of Suntory and is now the owner of such Scottish brands as Bowmore, Auchentoshan, and Glen Garioch.

4. Benchmark Tour TOTO

Sanitary equipment: sanitary equipment production process, example of an effective authority delegation to employees. Very good example of implementation and use of Visual Management in everyday company management.

5. Benchmark Tour Nissan Yokohama Plant

Main Nissan Motors factory producing engines for the corporation vehicles. Apart from the Nissan Production system, the factory implemented the following philosophy: „symbiosis of people, vehicles and nature.”

6. Benchmark Tour GIFU AUTO BODY

It’s one of the 8 suppliers considered to be top-quality Toyota supplier. Producer of Toyota Hi-Ace and automotive components. They have developed the Gifu Production System being nothing else than the perfect Toyota Production System. During our visit we will learn the perfect examples: kanban JIT delivery, poka joke, automated Guided vehicle AGV

7. Benchmark Tour Denso Corporation

The biggest and strongest supplier of Toyota, member of Toyota Group. It’s a corporation producing spare parts for cars. It’s headquarters are situated in Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The Company was established on December 16, 1949 as Nippondenso Co. Ltd., DENSO is a member of Toyota group. During our visit we will have an opportunity to observe the way Lean Management could be perfectly adapted to the Polish conditions.

Opinions of the previous Japan Kaizen Tours participants

Witold Białczak, Lean Promotion&Six SigmaSupervisor TRW Polska, participant of the First Japan Kaizen Tour, 16-22.03.2014
Handling and supporting development projects is my everyday work. I also broaden my knowledge participating in training sessions and reading available literature. However, only by going to Japan and being able to see Japanese factories and systems and talk to Japanese people I could fill the gaps in my knowledge about key elements of the Japanese culture. When you get to know these elements you are finally able to understand what Kaizen actually is, and what the differences between Japanese and Polish approach to the concept are. This is the kind of knowledge I would never find in books or at any training session. Going to Japan I was not able to imagine how much I would learn. This is something worth one’s attention and admiration – discipline and 5S. These elements constitute basis of continuous improvement, but these are the exact elements that are the most problematic for us in Poland. Not all over the country, of course.

dr Marek Krasiński, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny in Wrocław, expert during the First Japan Kaizen Tour, 16-22.03.2014
„In my opinion „First Japan Kaizen Tour” was an incredibly innovative event on a national scale. For the first time Polish entrepreneurs had a chance to learn Japanese management methods, in particular lean management and kaizen, in a place where they prove most effective – in Japan. Langas Group organised the trip professionally. The whole stay was prepared up to the smallest detail – including all transfers, sight-seeing and visits to factories. You just had to get to the Chopin Airport, and you didn’t need to worry about anything else. Selection of factories that we visited was also well-thought. We had a chance to see factories handling production of trains, cigarettes, robots, and cars – a very attractive variety of trades. It is worth adding that we visited Toyota factory that is considered „the mother of kaizen”. Apart from a substantial learning and sight-seeing programme, Langas Group offered us a possibility to meet a number of Japanese entrepreneurs during a gala dinner organised in the Polish Embassy in Tokyo. I consider the trip a great opportunity to perform an important benchmark of Japanese solutions and to establish many important business contacts. I wish all the Polish entrepreneurs to have such trips organised by Langas Group more often, and I hope that the First Japan Kaizen Tour will be only the first of the whole cycle of high quality trips to Japan”.

Grzegorz Hebdzyński, Plant Manager, Vibracoustic Polska Sp. z o.o., participant of  Japan Kaizen Tour Edition II, 8-16.11.2014
„I’m happy I had a chance to take advantage of this very interesting offer and see Japanese enterprises „live”. Lean philosophy can be seen in Japanese streets at the first sight. If you remember that Japan is a country of the total area bigger than the area of Poland by 20%, and with the population of 128 million people it seems incredible how logical and well organised the infrastructure of Japanese cities is. It can be said that Japanese people have achieved all that is possible to be achieved as far as utilisation of space is concerned. However, they probably still see potential for development. From the production plants perspective I can’t see big differences between infrastructure of Polish or European and Japanese plants. The differences can be seen, however, if we talk about people’s approach to their work. I would like to point two aspects: discipline and involvement of employees in the process of continuous improvement. I was most impressed by lean management tools in practice we could see in Toyota, Mitsubishi and Toto plants: Production Visual Management, and Just in Sequence.”

dr inż. Hanna Gołaś, President of the Board, ALCO-MOT sp. z o.o., participant of Japan Kaizen Tour Edition III, 30.05.-6.06.2015
"For everyone who implements Lean principles and Kaizen tools a visit to Japan should be a must as it is only there one can understand Japanese in their pursuit of minimalism and continuous improvement. Lean and Kaizen had to be born in Japan because this is what their nature is like. Everything is in its place, there is nothing more than what’s needed at a given moment. People show respect to other people and money. A delicate bow, politeness and good manners at all times. What I’ve seen in Japanese companies and hotels has surprised me a number of times. Numerous visualisations, 5S as a natural order. Inodorous toilets, machining centres without a need to use a cooler, quiet work of around 150 people on an open space. Peace of Tokyo. Everything made of concrete and one may think there are no people at all. No trash cans in the towns being a result of a change in mentality – there are no wastes but secondary materials. Langas Group team has organised the trip very professionally. Patience and care presented by the organisers made me decide that whenever I want to go on a trip when seeking some knowledge and self-development I will first check Langas Group offer. Congratulations.”

Eksperci:

Mikiharu Aoki


  • Swoją karierę w koncernie Toyota zaczynał w dziale kadr, odpowiadał za kadry zagraniczne. Następnie pracował w dziale finansowym w sekcji księgowości, kontrolując koszty eksportu/importu oraz należności na terenie Japonii. W dziale produkcji pierwszym jego zespołem był zespół kontroli produkcji, którego został kierownikiem.
  • Po wyjeździe do USA odpowiadał za inżynierię kosztów produktów wytwarzanych poza Japonią. Pracował w japońskich fabrykach Toyoty takich jak: Tahara Plant czy Toyota Jid?sha. W czasie zatrudnienia w Toyota Jid?sha został laureatem wielu wewnętrznych nagród za twórcze wdrażanie Systemu Produkcji Toyoty (TPS). Po odejściu z Toyoty pracował w OSG SA, gdzie był zastępcą kierownika działu budowy nowego systemu produkcji w OSG, odpowiadał za gemba kaizen i wdrażania założeń Systemu Produkcji Toyoty (TPS).
  • Obecnie jest doradcą i ekspertem w zakresie implementacji TPS w firmach zarówno produkcyjnych, jak i usługowych. Autor licznych publikacji z zakresu Systemu Produkcji Toyoty (TPS), w tym wydanej w Polsce książki „Jak działa fabryka Toyoty”.

 Toshiko “Nami” Kawanami


  • Toshiko “Nami” Kawanami przez 50 lat zdobywała swoje doświadczenie w takich globalnych firmach jak : Rio Tinto-Zinc, Du Pont, Tokyo Bay Hilton, Reebok International, ACE Insurance w Tokyo, Philadelphia , Beijing, Hartford Life Insurance oraz w Brytyjskiej Ambasadzie w Tokyo. 5 s oraz Kaizen supervisor and leadership mentor.
  • Obecnie ekspert pomagający firmą w internacjonalizacji oraz budowaniu wielokulturowych zespołów. W swojej pracy przekracza granice, inicjując u swoich uczniów trwałą zmianę wyznaczając tym samym strategię ciągłego doskonalenie i adaptowanie się do warunków ewaluującego  otoczenia  i związanych z tym procesami, zarówno w branżach produkcyjnych jak i usługowych

 

Cena:

zgłoszenie do 30.06.2017 - 16 700 PLN + 23% VAT
zgłoszenie od 01.07.2017 - 18 700 PLN + 23% VAT

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